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Dec 14, 2012 1:00am PST
outposts covering the globe. in contrast, our old cold war adversary, russia, has one military outpost anywhere in the world that is not the former soviet union. they've only got one. guess where it is. that's next. >>> okay. it's october 1973. president richard nixon is up to his neck in the watergate scandal. the scandal that will soon topple his presidency. his vice president is just days away from resigning. the walls are closing in around him. and out of nowhere a crisis breaks out half a world away. >> good evening. it is an all-out war. that's how israeli defense minister moshe dian describes an invasion of the golan heights and the east banks of the suez by syria and egypt. the surprise attacks came early this morning in the air and on the ground. >> surprise attacks. in october 1973, as richard nixon is crumbling beneath the weight of watergate, our ally israel is simultaneously surprise attacked by egypt from the west and by syria from the north. after initially being caught off guard by the attacks, israel eventually takes the upper hand. they are not only able to defend the
Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm EST
. we haven't seen anything from president obama on the deteriorating relations with russia. vladimir putin banned adoption into law. is the president's trip to moscow early next year still on? first, we have to get back to the fiscal cliff impasse and the president's decision to ask the senate leaders to make a deal. here now to ace cnbc contributor, biden's chief economist and jimmy path kukis of the american enterprise institute. will we have a deal by monday. >> >> think we are. if you had asked me before the president spoke i would have said no. >> why? >> because i can see a path. if mcconnell and reid can hammer out a deal that's acceptable to both of them i believe that john boehner will let that deal come up for a vote in the house, and i believe that vote will pass in the house though probably with majority democrat. if that happens, we may well have a deal. >> you said a big f, though. if mcconnel and reid can hammer something out. the senate hasn't passed a budget in years, jared. tell me, how is harry reid going to come up with something by monday? >> well, as you've been
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Dec 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
. for joining us. >> thank you, sandra. sandra: russia says all hope is likely loss for the assad regime in syria warning its collapse is near, almost imminent. now with the power vacuum suck middle east energy security into the chaos? we'll get answers next. >>> plus didn't think the government could throw money away into the wind and out to sea at the same time? oh, how wrong you are. details on a big new venture backed, by yes, your tax dollars. more "money" come being up ♪ ♪ [ engine revs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] oh what fun it iso ride. get the mercedes-benz on your wish list at the winter event going on now through december 31st. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease a 2013 e350 for $579 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. i heard you guys can ship ground for less than the ups store. that's right. i've learned the only way to get a holiday deal is to camp out. you know we've been open all night. is this a trick to get my spot? [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. save on ground shipping at fedex office. sandra: is the syrian uprising taking a momen
Dec 27, 2012 9:00am PST
come fast enough for civilians in syria. >>> russia may soon ban american adoptions. they're opposing adoptions including this woman who has her own inspiring story. >>> we're going to take you to the dep caratic republican of the congo for look at the competition to keep up appearances. mocratic republicane congo for look at the competition to keep up appearances. so, this board gives me rates for progressive direct and other car insurance companies? yes. but you're progressive, and they're them. yes. but they're here. yes. are you...? there? yes. no. are you them? i'm me. but those rates are for... them. so them are here. yes! you want to run through it again? no, i'm good. you got it? yes. rates for us and them -- now that's progressive. call or click today. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online
Dec 27, 2012 7:00pm EST
from one nation to the next. it's about to happen in russia. where moscow is going to approve a ban on american couples only from adopteding russian children. we just improved our trade relations with them, why are they doing this? have our relations with the putin regime deteriorated that much? senior fellow with the center of transatlantic relations at johns hopkins university. what is this really about? >> this is about vladimir putin playing to his base which is nationalistic and poor as he's losing moscow and it's about vladimir putin sending a signal to the united states that he does not want us interfering in russia's internal affairs and this is a convenient way to send that message. >> let's, explain why they would think that with this trade status improvement there was a little clause that said if someone violates human rights in russia you're not going to be able to get a vase to get in here. what is this law called? >> the magity insky bill. >> sergei died in prison. who helped kill him. >> the reason he was in prison, he's a lawyer. he was defending a guy who is a frequ
Dec 22, 2012 3:00am PST
with this card. that's it. >> the nra says it has 4.3 million members. >>> russia could be closing its doors to some american families. we'll explain why. [ nyquil bottle ] hey tylenol, you know we're kinda like twins. [ tylenol bottle ] we are? yeah we both relieve coughs, sneezing, aches, fevers. and i relieve nasal congestion. overachiever. [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. >>> welcome back to "early start weekend," 22 minutes past the hour. a former u.s. marine imprisoned in mexico for four months has been reunited with his family. john hammer was released yesterday, partly thanks to work from u.s. senator bill nelson. he was imprisoned on a questionable charge after police found him with an antique shotgun. his parents say u.s. officials told him it was okay to cross the border with the gun. but mexican officials accused him of violating their law. >>> julian assange says his website is preparing to release more than 1 million documents next year. he says they affect every country in the world. assange m
Dec 28, 2012 11:00am PST
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Dec 19, 2012 1:00am PST
of other countries towards syria. syria's closest ally other than iran is russia. today russia moved five warships to the mediterranean to prepare to evacuate russian citizens out of that country. there are a lot of russians who live in syria. and a massive evacuation is something russia had resisted doing all of this time because, we think, they thought it would make their ally look bad. well, now things have progressed in this war to the point where they appear to be no longer concerned than. they are preparing to get their people out. for those of us who are friends of richard and ghazi and john, and of course for their families, today and last night when we learned are just pure joy and relief that they are okay. but for all of us who beyond friendship just admire these guys, right, just admire their work, admire that they're willing to take such risks to report from war zones, the next thing today after the relief and the joy that they have been released unharmed, the next thing today is to remember that the thing they take that risk for is to get the story out to the world of what i
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Dec 19, 2012 2:00pm PST
of global warming. >> oh, no! that is it. >> kimberly: i have a quick video. time for this in russia. this is in russia. the coys are okay. it's okay. it's not animal cruelty. what happened it flipped. >> dana: that is so sad. >> bob: they were going to the meat market anyway. >> eric: how could they be okay? >> greg: they stopped the
Dec 21, 2012 4:00pm PST
last night, russia's lower house of parliament has adopted a bill that bans americans from adopting russian children. 45,000 u.s. adoptions came from russia over the last 12 years. the bill now goes to the upper house of russia's parliament for a vote next week. if it passes there, president have a lat mere putin will ultimately either pass or veto that legislation. >>> it's now been 505 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back in the stock market doesn't like washington's fiscal cliff fight. all three of the major indices closed lower today by nearly 1%. >>> our fourth story "outfront," a day of mourning. one week after 27 people were shot and killed in newtown, connecticut, communities across the nation paid tribute with a moment of silence. the tributes began at 9:30 this morning, the same time those first 911 calls came in to report the shooting last friday. firefighters stood solemnly in the rain as they paused to remember the 20 children and six adults who were gunned down at sandy hook elementary school. more than two dozen states had a
Dec 23, 2012 10:00am PST
of albania and russia are quite different. it was more the -- in many cases actually it was the degree to which civil society and those society had been maintained or reconstructed that made the big difference between how well they recovered. >> civil society can be quite nasty itself. a lot of the most, the nastiest islamist groups in the middle east tend to be very rich, civil society organizations that provide social welfare and they happen to believe in very extreme form of islam and there are parallels in europe as well. >> the interesting thing about islam, the islamist movements in that part of the world are at an important turning point. until now, they've had a lot of credit, if you will, and a lot of the populations put a lot of faith in them because they were the only alternative to the government. i mean, either because they were somehow tolerated or because they were able to be more powerful because they had access to mosques and better ways of organizing people. they were often the only civil society organizations that were allowed to be functioning. now that the regimes
Dec 7, 2012 12:00pm EST
. secretary of state hillary clinton said today that the united states and russia to get syrian president al-assad to talk about the political transition and syria. she spoke yesterday with russia's for a minister and the u.n. peace envoy to the next conversation with u.s. ambassador to syria, robert ford on president assad using chemical weapons. investor four was part of an event held by the foundation for defense of democracy is yesterday. this is about half an hour. >> the good morning. very nice to be here. let me thank andy for that very kind introduction and i would also like to thank john for inviting me here to talk to the foundation for the defense of democracy st. john and i go way back to when we were in iraq together. another tough situation where we were trying to help promote space change in the middle east. i am only going to talk for about ten minutes and then i would welcome some questions and a little more of a discussion. so just listening to me drone on. i want to take just one minute and give you my sense of the situation on the ground and syria, which is changing. and
Dec 20, 2012 12:00pm PST
implications. the rurian government is contemplating to pull out of damascus. if russia does that, it basically communicates that russia no longer has confidence in the assad regime. >> right. >> same thing with the united states. we opened diplomatic negotiations and when you are confronted with that decision, does the situation become so dangerous that you withdraw? you're sending a signal you no longer have confidence that a government can properly protect its people and this is the recalculation that's going to have to be done. you know? we are going to find our diplomats in these kind of challenging situations but what will happen in these high threat areas is we'll recognize and we can no longer rely first and foremost on the host nation government but to bring more marines, more diplomatic security in to the situations so that we provide a basic level of protection for our diplomats in these troubling post-conflict zones. >> p.j. quickly switching gears, chuck hagel is widely rumored to be the next pick of secretary of defense, coming under attack of fellow republicans on his record on f
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
like russia and live in exile somewhere. it would not make sense for him to use these weapons would it? >> we have to look at the generals around him. he is not alone in this. there are a group of generals and they are from his own promotion. they are not being offered a way out. you know, and the way that they look at it. i have spent a lot of time with these people. they are a cult. they think their survival is at stake. even if the united states is to enter. that would be a better option for them than to losing to the rebels who they consider terrorists and their chances are dimming by the day and they are the closed mentalities. and to bob's earlier point, if the chemicals are mixed and loaded into delivery devices that is a concern. there are groups on the ground and if the control over the weapons is lost who knows where they could end up. what is the u.s. military posture in the region in terms of the ability for the u.s. to project power in them? >> the u.s. has an aircraft carrier in the red sea. they could move north and there are aircraft throughout the region. fighters and
Dec 4, 2012 9:00am EST
, and it -- russia. 70% of the world's energy is here. and energy becomes so dramatically contagious, what do you do, briefly on human rights, i do believe actually the big difference between the democracy and dictatorship is simply this, a soft asset but very important one that india doesn't record human-rights that we will necessarily be proud of but -- i believe that china may be a successful nation that cannot be a modern nation and the only become a modern nation if it permits democracy and if it permits secularism, the quality and presents and until then if it is successful -- >> let me say three things. i want to follow on the admiral's comments about democracy, it is remarkable to many in the u.s. military that the united states has not ratified the convention. we had a pretty sincere effort to bring it forward to the senate. we were a couple votes short. i think senator mikulski for her encouragement. i hope we will be able to take that up again and get it done as a country. it is challenging to make the case we are making which is these potential conflicts over territory from reed bank and
Dec 14, 2012 4:00am PST
is just a matter of time. and there are conflicting reports that his most powerful ally, russia, may be preparing for his defeat. rebels are gaining ground outside the capital and have defied every effort to defeat them. >>> there's some confusion over where former south african president nelson mandela is being treated. government officials there say they are protecting his privacy not confirming which hospital is treating him. >> the 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon was admitted on saturday for what has since been diagnosed as a lung infection. >>> in other news right now, president obama will have to go to plan "b," to find a new secretary of state. >> in a surprise move, u.n. ambassador susan rice withdrew her name from consideration, saying the country would not benefit from a bitter, costly confirmation process. >> several republicans made it clear they did not want rice to be the nation's top diplomat. and abc's tahman bradley joins us, now live, from washington with more on this surprise move. hi, tahman. >> reporter: hello. good morning to you, rob and paula. the president's
Dec 4, 2012 2:00am PST
, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> meanwhile, "the new york times" reports russia appears to be weakening in its steadfast support for president assad. the senior turkish official says moscow agreed to a new approach that would seek ways to persuade assad to relinquish power. >>> kate middleton remains in a london hospital today as the world learns she is expecting. there is a sign of how much thins changed since another royal pregnancy, the one that would lead to the birth of her husband, prince william. remember this? >> lady diana spencer became the princess of wales in the ceremony watched by the world at the end of july buckingham palace today say she is expecting. >> nbc's michelles could inski is in london for us. folks team to be a tad excited about this. >> yeah, it's great news. and also difficult news for kate since she's been feeling so poorly. this morning the palace is trying to maintain privacy surrounding this while she's still in the hospital suffering from very severe morning sickness. the palace did say this is very early in the pregnancy. it's not yet t
Dec 7, 2012 3:00am PST
. even russia, syria's most powerful ally, is alarmed. their foreign minister met yesterday with secretary hillary clinton discussing the possibility of a syria without assad in power. >> wow. >> this morning rebels have declared damascus's airport a military target, warning civilians and airlines not to approach it. >> richard, that's what we're looking at. we're looking at russia to see when russia finally gives up on assad. if they are, in fact, coming close, it's over. he's done. >> that's the beginning of the end. and i think that's finally in play. brahimi who preceded kofi annan trying to do a diplomatic process finally, i think, has something to work with. it's the possibility of the threat that the syrian regime might turn to chemical munitions, and the russians realize that would be the equivalent of jumping and that their long-term equities. the russians realize that would be too far, not on moral grounds, but on real politic rounds. so the chances of telling the syrians don't do it, but the russians saying if you do it, you won't be supported. and possibly giving
Dec 8, 2012 7:00am PST
are right now and have a long, extended war? >> and if we are waiting on russia to come around and pave the way, similar to that in the case of libya, do you think that will pay off? >> i don't think so. it's hard to imagine russia at this point anyway, from my vantage point, maybe i'll be proved wrn ed wrong, approving u.n. resolution. even in the latest talks that hillary clinton has had, it's not like it's suddenly kumbaya and everybody's on the same page. they're not. obviously the russians are la looking at this very closely because they can tell that their client, assad, is in a very tricky situation. but by the very same token, the u.s. without being involved now really has not many friends on the ground in syria. so what happens if assad somehow falls? who do you then talk to? who do you then have relations with on the ground? i know they've come up with a coalition, this opposition coalition. but that too has yet to fully prove itself as an effective and consolidated opposition to bashar assad. and not just that, a coalition that can encourage his core group of supporters to de
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am EST
to get the ambassadorship to russia? you or anna wintour? >> that's not why i was there. i was there because of the importance of the topic to the country, to our clients, to our employees, to everybody. >> can you imagine -- did you see that? >> yes, i did see that. >> whoever doesn't get wasn't, i heard sarah jessica parker. >> i read something about lazarus. >> i'm supporting mark. i don't know, the queen of mean? the prada thing? >> they deserve it, though, over there. >>> let's talk about some know,s that actually have a much happier ending. there is a deal to end the eight-day los angeles port strike. striking harbor clerks reached a tentative settlement with management with the ports of los angeles in long beach last night. that strike idled most of america's strongest cargo complex. i think the strike originally started on november 27th. if you think it's not a big deal, there's a billion dollars in goods that goes through this port every single day. it's the largest port in the united states and it was affecting not only that port and all of the ships that had been
Dec 8, 2012 11:00am PST
in the daily beast, "the best hope to avoid syria becoming a failed or radical islamist state is for the russia and u.s. to cooperate." you write that russia may be shifting its pro-assad position. at this point, do you think that russia leadership and the united states can get together on syria? >> you know, i think that the russians now understand that the regime probably isn't going to survive. however, i don't think that the russians are going to get actively involved with us in any effort to militarily intervene in syria. i think that their hope is to protect their interests, that if there's going to be a new regime, that they keep their investments and naval facilities, but i don't think they're going to join with us in getting involved. >> what do we know about the scope, the size, and the variety of the syrian chemical -- of their chemical weapons stash? >> well, in that -- the syrians, of course, have denied they don't have any. that there's not that public information revealed about i, but i think it's pretty clear. they do have a chemical weapons stash, and whatever it is it's too mu
Dec 17, 2012 7:00pm EST
't to do political commitments like they do in russia. the but society has to be protected against the dangerously mentally ill. already profiles of these people. many studies show these people can be identified. when they are identified by schools, by police, by a variety of different things, they need to be put in a system where they can be -- we can be assured that they're going to be taken out of society and not -- >> a lot of the states don't do it. connecticut, by the way, does do it. and they wouldn't sell him the gun. but a lot of the states don't do it. >> it's not even a question of selling the gun. >> i have a lot to cover here. brian, i want to ask you this. i'm for the second amendment. i'm pro-hunter. i'm pro-handgun. i'm pro-rifle, i guess. but i want to ask you two questions. in our society today, why do we need extended clips, 30, 50, 100 shots at a time? why do we need semiautomatic guns in the hands of civilians? >> it's not a question whether we need them. it's a question that they exist. what you're asking is to wipe this thing that already exists off the face
Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
thing i like about this, there's very little brick. china is like 5%. i don't want a lot of russia and br sil. what i want is taiwan, poland, i want some of these other emerging countries and that's what i get. >> guy? >> think you have some sort of conclusion, this fiscal cliff thing, which will send the s&p higher. that's your opportunity to get long volatility in any way you choose. a lot of people will buy puts on that. i wouldn't be in the call selling mode. i would not be surprised in the early part of 2013, first couple of months to see the vicks north of 125. >> anthony, you're going to europe? >> i think so. major restructuring story as the banks delever. that's our theme. >> and doc j, quickly? >> wmw. i think they start getting big time orders in the early part of this year. >> okay, sima, thank you. first move tomorrow when we come right back. when you have diabetes... your doctor will say get smart about your weight. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announce
Dec 25, 2012 8:00am PST
christmas tree in the kremlin. it's the biggest in russia. designers decorated it using a patriotic theme mixing the colors of the russian flag, red, white, and blue. and finally, syria. in a country now engaged in civil war these peaceful christmas scenes stand in stark contrast. true spirit of christmas, peace, joy, somehow in the middle of the chaos syrians taking a few precious moments to remember. well, we all know the song even if we don't know all the words. 12 days of christmas except of course 5 golden rings we know. this christmas those rings, everything else on the list there, a lot more expensive making the 12 days of christmas a very expensive tradition especially in these struggling times. richard qwest from london is adding up the tab. >> reporter: so you've decided to be very traditional in your christmas presents this year. and you're going to buy the 12 days of christmas. you know, all the items that are in the song well pnc bank has worked out how much it will cost and it is 5% more expensive this year than last year. and this is why. let's start with the partridge in a
Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm PST
and need a place to go some day like russia or be able to live in exile somewhere, just rationally speaking, it would not make sense for him to use these weapons, would it? >> well, we have to look at the generals around him. he's not alone in this. he's not a single man making these decisions. there are a group of generals from his own promotion which are controlling this war. they are not being offered a way out. you know, and the way they look at it, i've spent a lot of time with these people. they're virtually a cult. they think their survival's at stake. even if the united states were to enter in any sort of -- you know, to go in and get the weapons, that would be a better option for them than to losing to the rebels who they consider terrorists, fundamentalists, whatever you want, and their chances are dimming by the day and they're very desperate and they are this closed-in mentality. it's unpredictable exactly what they're going to do right now. >> barbara, even to bob's earlier point, even if the weapons aren't used, if the chemicals are mixed and loaded into delivery device, that'
Dec 2, 2012 4:00pm PST
, thousands of cars and trucks are stuck on a major highway in russia after a snowstorm caused a huge traffic backup just two days ago. a 34-mile stretch between moscow and st. petersburg is completely janled with just one lane in each direction clear of snow. it's so bad roadside kitchens have been set up. drivers are also running out of gas trying to keep their engines running in the subzero temperatures. >>> the fiscal cliff, less than a month away. if democrats and republicans don't reach an agreement, everybody's taxes will go up january 1st, and as emily schmidt reports, there's been a lot of talking on the sunday talk shows but not at the negotiating table. >> reporter: it's been 16 days since president obama and congressional leaders met to talk about how to avoid the fiscal cliff. the automatic spending cuts and tack increases that begin to kick in if there's no agreement by january 1st. 16 days to get here. >> i think we're far apart still, but i think we're moving closer together. >> i would say we're nowhere, period. we're nowhere. >> reporter: thursday treasury secretary timothy
Dec 1, 2012 8:15pm EST
. he calls russia rashawn evil empire. every day i called dana perino and evil person. i know you guys think she's adorable and she talks about that dog. [applause] you guys actually think jasper is a dog? that is an armenian man that she hired as an indentured serving and wearing a fur costume. all she does is go around central park and take pictures of this poor sweaty men man all over central park. it's disgusting. somebody has to tell the truth. lastly, ronald reagan was a charismatic leader who influence millions of people concerning freedom and individuality around the world and i think i and all of you your products is that. that is not a joke. [applause] i should stick to the joke thing. all of you look at me like, what was that about? anyway, so the book is kind of born of the reagan era. it's about people who pretend to be tolerant when in fact they are not at all and they use it as a weapon to shut you up. who was the first real target? it was ronald reagan. what was he portrayed as in the media? what kept him from talking about low taxes are free markets was he was describe
Dec 8, 2012 1:30pm EST
mchale gorbachev to tear down this wall. i like vodka. he called russia an evil empire. every day i call dana trio an evil person. i know you think she's adorable and she talks about that dog. why is. you guys actually think jasper is a dog? that is an armenian man that she hired as an indentured servant and wearing a fur cost to molly does around central park is take pictures of this sweaty man all over central park. discussing. somebody has to tell the truth. that is what i am here for. leslie ronald reagan was a charismatic leader who influenced millions of people, turning freedom and individuality around the world and i think i and all of you are products of that. that is not a joke. i should stick to the joke thing. all of you look at me like what was that about? so the book is kind of born from the reagan era. it is about people who pretend to be tolerant when in fact they are not at all in use tolerance as a weapon to shut you up. who was the first real target? ronald reagan. what was he portrayed as in the media? what kept you from talking about low taxes or free-market was being
Dec 30, 2012 11:00am EST
down this wall. i like about you. [laughter] -- vodka. >> he called russia and evil empire. everyday i call dana perino an evil person. do you guys actually think jasper is a dog? [laughter] that is an armenian man that she hired as an indentured servant, and wearing a fur costume and all she does run central park is take pictures of this poor, sweaty men all over central park. disgusting. somebody has to tell the truth. that's what i'm here for. lastly, ronald reagan was a charismatic leader who influenced millions of people concerning freedom and individuality around the world. and i think that all of you are products of that. it's not a joke. [applause] i should stick to the joke thing. all of you look at me like what was that about? anyway, so the book is kind of them has been born from the reagan era. it's about people who pretend to be tolerant when, in fact, they're not at all. the use tolerance as a weapon to shut you up. who was the first real target? ronald reagan. what was he portrayed as in immediate? what kept you from talk about low taxes or free markets was being describ
Dec 4, 2012 6:00am PST
to syria come as that country's ally, russia, signals that the use of chemical weapons is a red line for their own support for syria. joining me now is nbc's chief pentagon correspondent jim jim miklaszewski. a speech that really didn't have anything having to do with what syria, clearly there's intelligence on the ground that has u.s. officials concerned. >> reporter: that's right, chuck. all the latest intelligence indicates that the u.s., nato, and particularly the syrian people are really staring the worst case scenario directly in the face. just about the time rebel forces started to make significant advances in the capital da m damascus, u.s. officials tell nbc news that the assad regime informed its chemical weapons corps to get prepared. and just about that time, u.s. intelligence noticed a flurry of activity around several of the chemical weapons sites, an indication, perhaps, that the chemical corps is moving two precan cursor chemicals to the same locations to weaponize artillery shells and once you combine those precursor chemicals it creates that deadly nerve gas. now th
Dec 4, 2012 7:00pm PST
ratified by 126 of those countries, including the united kingdom, france, germany, china, russia has ratified it. now you can pass anything in the senate with 60 votes. except treaties which require 66. a two-thirds majority. every democrat voted for the treaty and only eight republicans voted for the treaty. 38 republicans disgraced themselves and disgraced the senate. by voting against it and controlling the outcome. john kerry tried everything he could on the senate floor to show republicans the way to vote for this treaty. >> it really isn't controversial. what this treaty says is very simple. it just says that you can't discriminate against the disabled. it says that other countries have to do what we did 22 years ago when we set the example for the world and passed the americans with disabilities act. >> the treaty was supported by organizations representing people with disabilities and veterans groups but that was not good enough for 38 republicans. it was supported by senator john mccain, himself a disabled veteran. >> bob dole has been our leader on the issue of disabilities
Dec 6, 2012 8:00am PST
granting himself absolute power. hillary clinton hillary clinton is holding surprise talks from russia's prime minister, amid reports president bashar al assad is considering using chemical weapons against his own people. >> afghan president hamid karzai sharply criticizes the united states in an interview with nbc news. he partly blames the u.s. for the instability in his country. >> part of the insecurity comes from the structures that nato and america created in afghanistan. the private security firms, the contractors that they promoted at the cost of afghan people and the way they behaved with the afghan people and the anger that has caused in the afghan people and the resulting insecurity. >> so would you say you believe that some of these would be intentional insecurity brought by nato and the united states? >> it is a very strong perception that some of that insecurity is intentional, yes. >> president karzai also accuses the u.s. of history lating the strategic partnership agreement the country signed last spring and said afghanistan will not sign any new agreements until the u
Dec 11, 2012 10:00pm PST
in the united states. russia, perhaps. that's not american. >> governor howard dean, thank you for joining us tonight. >> thank you. >> coming up, the president may get everything he wants accomplished. maybe, just maybe. no matter what the gop has to say for it. and more of lawrence's exclusive interview on marriage equality and the donald. that's coming up. [ male announcer ] when it comes to the financial obstacles military families face, we understand. at usaa, we know military life is different. we've been there. that's why every bit of financial advice we offer is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings advice. call or visit us online. we're ready to help. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator working together to help improve your lung function
Dec 13, 2012 4:00pm PST
weminutes ago. for the first time, russia is acknowledging that the president may oust bahashad. the president is continuing to gain strength and suspects that he will be home for christmas. >>> welcome back to "hardball." with a gritty state of new jersey's home to the boss, bruce springsteen, and the boardwalk of the empire fame, it's also the home of an increasingly popular brass politician by the name of chris christie. he may have sat out the presidential race in 2012, but he later earned high marks for his handling of hurricane sandy. how he's leaving the door very open for a bid for president in 2016. here he was on abc with barbara walters just last night. >> when you were pressed to run for president this time, you said you didn't think you were ready. what did you mean by that? >> i wasn't ready to undertake a campaign. that's an enormous decision to make for yourself and your family, and i didn't feel ready. >> how do you think you're going to feel in 2016? >> well, you know what? i have no idea. >> in your fantasies when you're just talking to yourself, do you say pr
Dec 18, 2012 9:00am EST
korea, china, russia, the arab lock that are trying to control the internet and i find it fascinating that among the biggest trading partners, tell us what is going on. >> rick, it's supposed to be on telecommunications, not on the internet. and what became clear very early on is proposals that you mentioned from russia, china, a variety of arab states to interject the internet into the discussion. as you know, there are two big concerns with that. number one is freedom. we do not want to create even the smallest of doors opening that would run the risk that there would be content censorship. the second thing is, it provides a huge wealth of opportunities and it does well candidly when it's being left alone. when innovation can happen, infrastructure side, content side, et cetera. so we made a very strong statement at the end of the conference a that we were not going to sign this treaty. we had, as you know, 55 nations said either they were going to not sign or think about it more, which obviously is a sign of more concern. and this is part avalon ger, broader discussion that needs t
Dec 22, 2012 11:00am PST
. >>> overseas now, russia's foreign minister says syria has connel some dated all its whelm california weapons into one place. russia says the move is an attempt to calm fears those weapons could end up, quote, in the wrong hands. meanwhile, more violence today across syria. 30 people died, according to opposition activists. one, a car bomb exploded in a damascus neighborhood. no one claimed responsibility for the car bomb. it's been called a terrorist explosion. >>> a former u.s. marine is out of a maximum can prison today. jon hammer spent four months locked up, sometimes chained to a bed. hammer was on his way to costa rica to go surfing when he was arrested in august. mexican authorities say the antique gun in his vehicle violated their gun laws. hammer was finally freed after u.s. officials intervened. >>> it is worse than a lump of coal in ye old christmas stocking. higher taxes. lawmakers and president obama have left washington for christmas with no deal on tax cuts and spending cuts. tax hikes and spending cuts that could go in effect the first of the year. cnn's brianna keilar is liv
Dec 28, 2012 4:00am PST
. parents in the u.s. banned from adopting children in russia. the controversial new law signed hours ago, and hundreds of teachers get their hands on guns. learning to shoot. the man offering the course for free and a teacher who took the class. e, alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. let's fight fat with alli. ♪ i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> welcome back to "starting point." atlanta, the sun coming up in that beautiful, beautiful city. we're back here on "starting point." our team is ron brown, editorial director at "national journal." will cain from the blaze and the ghost of roland martin. do you need a note from the principal's office? somebody needs to explain to me what goes on with roland. he's never there. >> how do i get that freedom? >> the thing about roland, once
Dec 29, 2012 11:00am PST
.com. these stories are trending now on the web. the crisis in syria is getting worse, according to russia's top diplomat. the foreign minister says fighting is becoming more sectarian and more violence. 364 people died in fighting today alone. both men called for a transition from the al assad government. russia seems to be backing off its strong support for that regime. >>> police in los angeles have arrested comic cat williams for allegedly en dangering his four children. that according to tmz. police found guns and drugs in the house, calling them a safety hazard. the children are in protective protect. williams posted bail and walked out of jail. >>> and yoko ono is finally having her say about the longstanding question over the beatles' break-up. she blames paul mccartney, period. the beatle of john lennon says the others just did not like it. >>> after the school shooting in newtown, it seems like everyone wants to do something to help this grieving community. now they'll get some help from these therapy horses. magic and wakota are two specially trained mini horses from a gainesville, fl
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
envoy. and russia's foreign minister. the focus of the talks is formulating a plan on how to move forward. clinton noted growing concerns that syrian president basha al assad may use chemical weapons on his own people. mohammed jamjoom joins us with that part of the story. >> reporter: state officials have said they believe syrians are loading chemical weapons, precursors for sarin, a deadly nerve gas on to aerial bomb that is could be dropped on the syrian people. monday cnn reported that u.s. officials believed that the syrians had begun mixing chemicals that could be used to weaponize sarin, but there were no signs that the syrian regime was going to do anything with those weapons. they maintain yet again today that they have no intention of using chemical weapons in syria. carol? >> mohammed jamjoom in beirut this morning. >>> sad ending for a month-long search of two missing cousins. the bodies of 8-year-old elizabeth collins and 10-year-old lyric cook were found by hunters in the wooded area. the two girls have been missing since july. jim spellman has been following the sto
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